2 March 2007


Dalton J. Woods Auditorium
Energy, Coast & Environment Bldg
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

History of the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry in Southern Louisiana

Project Report & Reception


Presented by the LSU Center for Energy Studies


2 March 2007


The emergence and growth of the offshore oil and gas industry over the last fifty years affected the people, environment, and economy of the coastal communities along the Gulf of Mexico in many different ways. With the support of the New Orleans Region of the Minerals Management Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior, scholars from the University of Arizona, the University of Houston, the University Louisiana at Lafayette, and Louisiana State University have collaborated on a multi-year project to document and analyze the evolution of the offshore industry.

On Friday, March 2, members of the research team will report on the project:
Two morning sessions will take place at the annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History at the Sheraton Baton Rouge Convention Center Hotel. Registration for the ASEH 2007 Conference is required for the morning sessions.

A free shuttle will be available to attendees of the ASEH conference. The shuttle bus, the Shaw Center - Maroon Line, runs from North Boulevard by the Shaw Center to the LSU Campus. It departs from the LSU Journalism School on the hour and half hour, and from the Shaw Center on the quarter hours. See shuttle map.

An afternoon session and reception will be held at the LSU Energy, Coast & Environment Building Woods Auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged.